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Poetry In America

The 12-part series POETRY IN AMERICA draws students of all ages into conversations about poetry. Hosted by Harvard University professor Elisa New, each half-hour episode highlights the work of one distinguished poet (Emily Dickinson, Langston Hughes, Gwendolyn Brooks) with a reading by an individual well known for accomplishments outside the humanities (actress and playwright Anna Deavere Smith, Grammy-Award winner Herbie Hancock; former vice president Joe Biden, and rapper/poet Nas), as well as others, including: a chorus of pick-up basketball players, young naturalists at the Massachusetts Audubon Society, and students at the Parsons School of Design. The fast-moving, beautifully shot series . . .
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:30 PM
"Skyscraper - Carl Sandburg"
Elisa New considers the rise of the skyscraper-- and the emergence of the modernist poem-- in an episode featuring celebrated architect Frank Gehry, Chinese visionary and real estate developer Zhang Xin, poet Robert Polito, and student poets from around the United States.. D
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Saturday, May 5, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Skyscraper - Carl Sandburg" (WORLD)
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Saturday, May 12, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Harlem - Langston Hughes" (WORLD)
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Saturday, May 19, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Musee Des Beaux Arts - W.H. Auden" (WORLD)
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Saturday, May 26, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Shirt - Robert Pinsky" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 2, 2018 - 5:30 PM "To Prisoners - Gwendolyn Brooks" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 16, 2018 - 5:30 PM "The Gray Heron - Galway Kinnell" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 23, 2018 - 5:30 PM "New York State of Mind - Nas" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jun 30, 2018 - 5:30 PM "The New Colossus - Emma Lazarus" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jul 7, 2018 - 5:30 PM "I Cannot Dance Upon My Toes - Emily Dickinson" (WORLD)
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Saturday, Jul 14, 2018 - 5:30 PM "Fast Break - Edward Hirsch" (WORLD)
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